Willson Contreras Leaves Game with Apparent Leg Injury (UPDATE: Thigh)

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Willson Contreras Leaves Game with Apparent Leg Injury (UPDATE: Thigh)

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As if tonight’s score weren’t bothersome enough, things got much worse in the 5th inning, as Willson Contreras singled, reached first base … and immediately called for the training staff.

Contreras has missed time before with a hamstring injury, and although you can come back from it without necessarily missing months and months, you almost always miss a chunk of time, especially if it’s bad enough that you pull yourself from a game. It goes without saying that losing Contreras for a month+ would be a serious issue for the Cubs.

Right now, Tony Wolters is the Cubs’ back-up catcher (Austin Romine has a long-term wrist injury), and the depth at Triple-A Iowa is P.J. Higgins, Tony Gushue, and Jose Lobaton. More when available.

UPDATE: The official designation from the Cubs is “mild right thigh tightness,” which is not a leg issue I think I’ve heard before. I anticipate we’ll get more information in the coming days, including whether Contreras winds up going for an MRI. Either way, you can expect a Tony Wolters start tomorrow.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.